Problems can appear opaque until the correct angle is found to gain an insight.
The primary interaction might be designed to be automated with readouts on large screens and reduced physical effort, but redundancy on critical equipment is not a secondary concern. When the redundancy is called upon it has to deliver the same performance in the same environment. It has to overcome the same challenges for the operators, it is not optional. With design moving into the increasingly digital realm its important for lessons learned designing physical interactions not to be lost or ignored. It might just save a life.
The Quantified Self; Data lacks meaning without sufficient fidelity, context, interpretation, and ultimately action. Meaningful feedback is the next frontier for wearables in 2016. Although current solutions can provide a nudge or an overview, the falling sales in this sector highlight the struggle to align the data with expectations. Graphs alone don’t inform you how to make a change or the root cause of problems or change.